Missing Black Man Found Hanging from Tree in Mississippi

Otis Byrd

The FBI are investigating the death of a black man who was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi on Thursday.

Otis Byrd, 54, was reported missing nearly 3 weeks ago. His body was found hanging from a tree in a wooded area in Claiborne County in western Mississippi, about half a mile from his home.

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Tamika Fuller’s Attorney Files a Motion for a New Trial

Tanya Mitchell Graham, Chris Ludacris Bridges Lisa West

The lawyer for rap mogul Ludacris’s baby mama just filed a motion for a new trial, according to my courthouse source.

Attorney Lisa West, right, who represented Fuller (pictured below), filed the motion for a new trial at the Fulton County Courthouse Thursday evening.

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Stars Attend ‘Get Hard’ Hollywood Movie Screening

TI and Adrienne Bailon

Warner Bros. held a screening of the comedy Get Hard last night at All Def Comedy Live in Hollywood. The film stars comedian Will Ferrell as a convicted millionaire swindler who turns to street wise Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) and gang banger Russell (rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr.) for help to prepare him for a life behind bars.

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Celebrity Seed: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian carries her little ballerina North West as she meets up with sister Kourtney and Penelope for a dance class

Here is more proof that American Power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reads the blogs. Kim and Kanye were roundly criticized yesterday after Kim posted a video of a her bodyguard dragging her daughter, North West, through a dirty airport as if she was a piece of cheap luggage. Outraged fans reminded the couple that their daughter is a girl, not a boy, and she should be treated like she has some home training. The couple responded today by dressing little Nori in a pink ballet outfit.
Photos: Mariotto/INFphoto.com and Fern/splash news

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‘Empire’ Season 1 Finale Scores 17 Million Viewers; Half the Viewers of ‘Cosby Show’

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I still don’t get the hype surrounding the hip hop soap opera Empire on Fox TV. Sure the season finale finished with a respectable viewership of 17 million, but so what? The Cosby Show and A Different World pulled in triple the viewers of Empire on any given week. I don’t recall the fervor surrounding those TV ratings.

Is it because Empire is a part of Hollywood’s gay agenda TV shows? The Walking Dead has higher TV ratings than Empire. Do we discussed that show’s ratings every week? Somebody clue me in.

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Zonnique Celebrates Her 19th Birthday After Going Solo

OMG Girlz

Zonnique Pullins, former member of OMG Girlz, turns 19 tomorrow (Friday). And to celebrate her born day, Zonnique has a surprise for her fans!

Happy birthday, Zonnique!

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Celebs Out & About: Kelly Rowland, Malik Yoba, Cuba Gooding Jr

Kelly Rowland leaving Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA

Singer Kelly Rowland was all smiles as she left the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA., on Wednesday. The proud first-time mom stopped to chat with fans who recognized her from her Destiny’s Child days. Kelly recently spoke to Essence magazine about motherhood. She threw shade at band mate Beyonce for shielding her daughter, Blue Ivy, from the public eye. Kelly said something like, “I don’t hide my baby.”
Photos: Splash News

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Celebs Out & About: Taraji P Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, Idris Elba

Taraji P Henson gets a smoothie

‘Empire’ star Taraji P Henson was caught off guard, looking much older than her 44 years. The mother-of-one was spotted sipping a green tea smoothie from Whole Foods in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Maybe she thought no one would recognize her under that Brooklyn Nets cap?
Photos: WENN.COM

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